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these wonderful auction prizes have been generously given to the Night at the Museum event; supporting National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s fundraising goal of raising £4m in the next 10 years.

Lot 1 Estimate £1500–2000

Kurt Jackson painting, Punt coming into Priest Cove on the flowing tide. 2000. Mixed media 25.5x25cm

A rare opportunity to own an original painting beautifully summing up Cornwall’s maritime relationship with the sea by one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Kurt Jackson. A dedication to and celebration of the environment is intrinsic to both Kurt’s politics and

his art and an holistic involvement with his subjects provides the springboard for his work. Kurt says: “This little study I painted sitting on Carn Gloose cliff, my legs dangling over the edge looking down into the cove as the punt returned. A big sea, blowing a hooley, a fine day.”

Lot 2 Estimate £1500–2500 For one person

Lot 3 Estimate £80–150 Up to four people

Lot 4 Estimate £250–350 For two people

A day of coaching with David ‘Sid’ Howlett MBE, GBR’s medal maker and Ben Ainslie’s coach

Trewithen Gardens garden tour with head gardener Gary Long

A night at The Pedn-Olva Hotel, St Ives with dinner and breakfast

Trewithen is a rare and unique Cornish gem with its magnificent collections of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias, wonderful woodland walks and its heritage home.

Contemporary, romantic and breathtaking are but a few ways to describe the Pedn Olva Hotel. A registered navigation mark for ships since the 19th Century, the hotel’s unique location offers breathtaking views of the coast and surrounding area. With its distinctive bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and swimming pool the Pedn Olva Hotel offers the ideal location for a relaxing getaway.

‘Sid’ coached Ben Ainslie to his record-breaking fourth Olympic gold and sixth Finn World Championship last summer. His knowledge and experience has also contributed to a clutch of British Olympic sailing medals since 1988. Experience a day that rising stars of sailing aspire to, one on one tuition with the best coach in the country in a location to suit you.

Dinner to include three courses and a bottle of house wine.

Lot 5 Estimate £550–700

Quinta da Noval Vintage port, 1966 x 6 bottles Vintage Port is the most expensive and prestigious member of the Port family. Though accounting for just 1% of total Port production, Vintage Port commands the most attention and speculation from world wine markets. From the outstanding 1966 vintage, this deep, rich, sweet port is a classic example of the vintage. It has a high-toned bouquet with a touch of liquorice and great flesh and flavour with a slightly hot finish. Drink now until 2015.

Lot 6 Estimate £300–400 Up to eight people

Lot 7 Estimate £1250–1600 For two people



Whether it is for a special occasion, a surprise party or just because you are feeling like a lazy night in, William Marsden from Pencoose Pantry will come to your home or venue of your choice (within an hour’s drive of Truro) to cook a 3 course restaurant quality meal for you and your guests and give you an unforgettable experience! The meal will be served to you by your very own waitress and includes pre-dinner canapés and William’s home-made bread.

A stunning prize including dinner and breakfast at the award winning Hell Bay hotel on the beautiful island of Bryher on the Isles of Scilly. Set in a picturesque cove facing the Atlantic Ocean, Hell Bay offers families and couples a friendly and private oasis to relax and spend quality time together and to enjoy the wild, natural delights of Bryher and the other islands of Scilly.

Lot 8 Estimate £150–250 For two people

Lot 9 Estimate £500–700 Up to four people

Lot 10 Estimate £300–500 Up to ten people


Sail and picnic aboard the Tall Ship Mercedes during the Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta, 28–31 Aug 2014

private tour of Sipsmith Distillery hosted by one of the founders

Canadian International Rugby Player, Tyler Hotson, will take you on a private ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the London Scottish Club at the Richmond Athletic Ground, together with a pair of tickets for the best seats in the house (date of game to be mutually agreed). You will also go home with an exclusive personally signed jersey.

Falmouth will welcome the majestic Tall Ships to its waters again in August 2014 for four days of festivities and entertainment. Up to 30 ships will race from Falmouth to the finish line off the Isle of Wight, then cruise in company to Greenwich for a further four days of celebrations.

Sipsmith spirits are hand crafted in tiny batches on the first copper still in London for almost 200 years. A private tour will see that you and nine friends, with a gin and tonic in hand, will learn about the history of gin and where Sipsmith fits in, how they make the award winning spirits in the beautiful still, affectionately named Prudence, followed up with a tutored tasting of the range. Of course, your G&Ts will be topped up throughout the evening! When the tour is over, there are plenty of places to enjoy some lovely local food.

Lot 11 Estimate £300–£500 Up to two people

Lot 12 Estimate £50–100 Up to four people

Lot 13 Estimate £150–250 For two people

Tour Tregothnan gardens by horse and carriage in Spring 2014

A behind the scenes tour of National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Two night luxury stay with dinner and breakfast at the 4 star Greenbank Hotel

Tregothnan has been home to the Boscawen family since 1335. The Estate, in Cornwall, is internationally known as the home of English tea.

Join the Director on another night at the Museum, or day if you prefer, where you’ll see the real workings behind this award winning attraction and Museum. Our famous scones are included!

Inspired by a tradition stretching back generations, Tregothnan began supplying England’s first and only tea (Camellia sinensis) in 2005 and is believed to be the first place to grow ornamental camellias outdoors almost 200 years earlier.

Two night stay for two in a stunning harbour facing room with dinner (on one night). From stunning vistas to elegant dining, centuries of tradition to contemporary style, the Greenbank Hotel has it all.

Lot 14 Estimate £45–70 For two people

Lot 15 Estimate £250–400 Up to four people

Lot 16 Estimate £35–65 Up to four people

Early bird access TICKETS TO 13 MARCH Behind the scenes tour of to Glyndebourne 2014 PERFORMANCE Pendennis Shipyard BY THE ENDELLION QUARTET AT HFC VIP access rights to the “The Endellion Quartet cover the whole classic range from Haydn to Bart with liberal representation of recent and new works, with equal stylishness, energy, accomplishment: no eccentricities – a mainstream/bread-of-life presentation, obtruding nothing between the music and its realisation” The Independent 2009

Pendennis is one of the world’s leading superyacht builders, with a heritage that includes over 200 refit projects and 30 custom new build yachts. It is exciting times for Pendennis with a significant development plan underway and a refit of the world’s largest sailing sloop M5 (ex. Mirabella V) set for completion late 2013, during the yard’s 25th anniversary year.

best seats in the house for any performance of your choice. This doesn’t include the performance, just VIP access to early bookings.

Lot 17 Estimate £100–150 Up to four people

Lot 18 Estimate £150–200 For two people

Lot 19 Estimate £400–600 Up to six people

Private tour of Trengwainton Garden, near Penzance


Day cruise with wine and picnic

An exclusive ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the famous gardens at Trengwainton. The tour will include parts of the garden not open to the public and includes a delicious Cream Tea in the award winning tearooms. The gardens date back to the 19th Century and are famous for their magnificent collection of large camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias. The gentle temperate climate of the gardens means that many plants thrive there that cannot be grown elsewhere, even in Cornwall. Date to be mutually agreed in 2013 or 2014. /trengwainton-garden

‘Meet and greet’ celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw over coffee at the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, he’ll then personally give you a tour of his kitchens, offering exclusive access to what goes on behind the scenes. Meet the people who make the dining experience happen and watch them at work. After seeing food prepared, move on to Outlaw’s to enjoy a 3 course a la carte lunch including a bottle of house wine. Prize available 1 Nov 2013–31 March 2014

A wonderful, entertaining day cruise with fine wine and food, in the company of Troubs & Buddha Hunt on their 43 foot Jeanneau. A one off, guaranteed stunning day where you’ll be spoilt rotten, treated to great company and of course left spell bound by Cornwall’s breath-taking coast.

Lot 20 Estimate £60–100

Lot 21 Estimate £150–200

Simply Cornish Classic Feast hamper

Top to toe valet by Dales Cornwall, WEEK’S STAY AT TREWIDDEN HOUSE Scorrier and OVERLOOKING Summercourt MOUNTS BAY

This huge food hamper filled with Cornish produce makes an ideal gift. It contains something for everyone, from preserves to cheeses, biscuits, wine and more! If you really want to treat someone special, then this is the hamper to do it with. Full of classic Cornish produce, it’s sure to be an enjoyable feast. Kindly donated by Bishop Fleming.

Full showroom valet of a car, inside and out and a Lifeshine protective treatment applied to the paintwork , glass and upholstery. The exterior protective coating will enhance the paintwork shine and ensure maximum resistance to environmental hazards. Upholstery and carpets are treated to seal out moisture and resist staining. The glass coating means that raindrops roll off to give greatly improved wet weather visibility. The LifeShine system comes with a lifetime warranty.

Lot 22 Estimate £1500–2500 Up to 15 people

Trewidden House is an impressive 19th Century residence owned by the Bolitho Family. Stay in spacious, delightful bedrooms overlooking the beautiful garden and Mount’s Bay. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy their stay whether in one of the three living rooms, out on the tennis court, exploring the grounds or in the adjoining Trewidden Garden. Prize available between October 2013 to April 2014, excluding school holidays and subject to availability. holiday-cottages/ trewidden_house

Lot 23 Estimate £1200–2500


Alexander has achieved international acclaim as a painter and writer, working from life in watercolour to achieve powerfully evocative paintings. His work features in collections around the world from the Royal Collection to the Frick Museum in New York and aboard some of the greatest yachts.

These paintings are greatly sought after and we’re enormously fortunate to have been donated this painting from the Pendennis Cup of Mariquita and Mariette, captured under full power downwind with Pendennis Castle in the background.

HOW TO BID You can bid in advance for any lot at or at the dinner itself. This programme is also available online at

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